Concerns had been raised on social media about the nature of the police activity, with some speculating as to the nature of the call-out.
However, police have now confirmed that the presence at the waterfront had been in relation to a missing person, who has thankfully been found safe.
A police Scotland spokesperson said: “A dog handler attended the Esplanade area of Kirkcaldy on Thursday, April 10, as part of a search for a missing person, who was traced safely in the area a short time later.”
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